Library News 9 March 2018

Literacy Pro Parent Pipeline (Year 3-6):
Parents and caregivers are welcome to join us for the next Parent Pipeline in the library to learn more about the Literacy Pro Program. The Powerpoint of the session will be available on the GCC Hub after the session, for those who can’t attend.

For: Year 3 – 6 Parents/Caregivers
When: Monday 12 March
Time: 8:30am – 9am
Venue: Primary end of the library

Topics Covered

  • Overview of the Literacy Pro Program
  • Why we use it for Home Reading at GCC
  • How you can support your child on the Program and talk about it at home
  • Q & A Time

Supporting Learning at the College: (Year 2-12)

Finding relevant, quality information for projects and assignments takes practice, skill and also knowing where to start looking. Educational databases and other quality resource links are available for students to access via the GCC Hub under the iResearch tab at home and school. Earlier this term we promoted a number of databases we offer at the College. In this article we share more amazing online resources that are available for students to access at home and school.

Britannica Image Quest: (Prep – Year 12)

This amazing database provides access to three million rights-cleared images with citations for students/staff to use. Images can be saved and include reference details.

Library Webs: (Year 6 – 12)

This educational database is relevant for Middle/Senior students and provides access to trusted links sourced by Australian educators. If you can’t find what you are looking for send your request through to Mrs Morris and this will be forwarded to the team at Library Webs.

TWIG: (Year 6 – 12)

This is a fantastic science database that contains short Science, Geography and Maths films 2-3 minutes in length. These films contain the latest information and state of the art graphics.

Students are also encouraged to be a member at their local/regional public library to gain access to online resources. The Sunshine Coast Library service has a range of reference resources to help students. More information is available on their eInformation page.

 

Students in Year 10 – 12 require a wider range of information sources for assignments and are advised to become a member at the State Library Queensland to access the extensive range of educational and scholarly databases and eBooks, newspapers, journal articles and encyclopedias. available through their online and print collection. Further information about membership can be obtained from State Library Queensland

Research is challenging and an important life skill but can be a complex maze in a busy world of surplus information. The library team are keen to offer support and resources that are carefully scaffolded to meet the diverse needs of students at the College. Mrs McKellar (Primary Teacher Librarian) and Mrs Morris (Secondary Teacher Librarian) are available to assist students who would like to improve their research skills. Students can email a research query or meet with our Teacher Librarians for short skills sessions to improve their information search and selection skills.

See you in the library.

Vanessa McKellar and Beryl Morris, Teacher Librarians